Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 5th April 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:35am on Thursday 5th April 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 10:35am on Thursday 5th April 2012
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Mid-winter! That's how it feels anyway. There was 20-25cm or so of fresh snow this morning greeting me at my doorstep and it sure did put a big smile on my face.

There's still a strong wind blowing but less than yesterday - when actually I hear one or two lifts did actually start up in the afternoon (?), though not sure how much fun it would have been in those conditions!

More snow forecast today, tomorrow and maybe even into Saturday as well. Right now it is holding off in the village but still very cloudy and looking like it might start falling anytime soon again.

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Official snow depths (5th April 12)
Utopia - 245cm
Chuo - 220cm
Paradise - 240cm
Uwanodai - 150cm

Operating lifts (5th April 12)
Some lifts delayed/slowed down due to wind, but generally open as planned.

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Current planned lift operations at Zao, as of 3rd April - subject to change:

Uwanodai Area
Sky Cable (open all year, but closed from 7th May for maintenance)
Onsen No1 pair lift (until 8th April)
Onsen No2 quad lift (until 8th April)
Zao Ropeway (open all year, but closed for maintenance 9th-25th April except Saturdays and Sundays)

Chuo and Paradise Area
Chuo No1 pair lift (until 6th May, but only Sat/Sun from 9th April until 27th April)
Chuo No2 pair lift (until 6th May)
Katakai triple lift (until 6th May, but only Sat/Sun from 9th April until 27th April)
Paradise No1 pair lift (until 6th May (but only Sat/Sun from 9th April until 27th April)
Shobunuma No2 pair lift (until 8th April)

Yokokura and Utopia area
Zao Ropeway (open all year, closed for maintenance 7th-18th May)
Yokokura No1 pair lift (until 8th April)
Astraea No3 pair lift (until 8th April)
Utopia No2 pair lift (dependent on snow but latest until 6th May)

Omori and Kurohime Area
Kurohime No1 quad (no fixed closing date, dependent on snow)

Archive report: Posted at 10:35am on Thursday 5th April 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

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